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the nation present their final arguments on who you should vote for them this final weekend before election day. plus new details during what really happened during the 9/11 plus new details during what really happened during the 9/11 benghazi terror attack. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. a horrific week for the northeast and mid-atlantic states continues to unfold. 94 people are confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. minutes ago we learned the number of power outages has gone down to 3.5 million. at the height of the blackout, 8 million people had no power. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's statin island where the superstorm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers. a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodies were found in a marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washed out by rising waters during the hurricane. >>> people living on that island told nbc's ann curry support has been far too slow in coming. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> we just want
states where this election will be won. the final push has president obama and governor romney fire storming seven critical states across the country in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. is argument -- >> unemployment is falling. manufacturing is coming back. >> the passion. this is an election about big things. about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground. all important ohio. can romney win the white house without it? we'll ask the state republican governor, john casic. wisconsin governor scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john. analysis on what will tip the scales in this tight presidential race. from the round table, from msnbc, rachel maddow, new york times columnist david brooks, washington post columnist, former ceo of hewlett packard, carly. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good morning on this sunday. as if it wasn't enough to have this
the political ramifications of the storm in the coming days. we are nine days to go until the election. i want to go live first to asbury bark on the new jersey shore where we go through the latest, including what you were talking about. we could see the aftereffects through election day. >> exactly, david. this is a monster storm. right now, it's about 260 miles south-southeast of cape hatteras but it's also 395 miles east of new york city. it is a sprawling system. tropical force winds extend out 500 miles from the center of the storm. this is 1,000 miles in diameter. it's making its way along the coast. right now, it's a category 1 storm. it's going to parallel the coast for 24 hours. late monday night, early tuesday morning, the path of the storm brings it on shore in central coastal new jersey. the worst part of the storm is the northeast quadrant. that northeast quadrant, if it follows this path, we expect it to will put it in line for coastal new jersey, new york city connecticut, new england. the storm surge is going to be anywhere from five to ten feet above normal tide. it's going to
report before the election. last month, it gave the president a boost. will the october number matter more? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "time" magazine's joe klein. the bbc's katty kay. cnbc's kelly evans. and "the washington post's" david ignatius. first up, we're staring down at the wind tunnel now but historic perfect political storm in the coming nine days of this campaign. and these closing days when we played out in mind games on both sides. the president saying he jist wants to hold on -- he just wants to hold on. >> what we have is a lead that we've maintained throughout this campaign. and we are going to just continue to drive home the message that there are two fundamentally different choices in this election. about where we take the country. chris: and he's on the air with a fear factor ad. >> 537. the number of votes that changed the course of american history. >> florida is too close to call. >> so this year, if you're thinking that your vote doesn't count, that it won't matter. well, back then, there were probably at least 537 people who felt
one race has turned very ugly. >> reporter: as we count down the days to the election, both sides in the district eight city council election are crying foul tonight. one side is accusing the other of tampering with campaign signs and dumping them under the cover of darkness. the other side filed a police report alleging assault. where did all the signs go? that's what tina wanted to know. >> over the last several weeks, i've taken at least 15 lawn signs taken. >> reporter: she later found dozens of signs in a trash can. his discovery led them to stake out the area and this video clearly shows it was the husband of rose herrera, the opponent in the race. >> he became instantly verbally and physically aggressive and physically charged at me. i attempted to move backwards but he continued quickly after me. he then yelled that he had a knife, reached for his pocket and swiped at me. >> reporter: but rose herrera's husband said it was he who was attacked last night, that's how he got these cuts. he admits he was throwing the signs away, but says only the ones he found on his own lawn.
be on next week's elections? details on the race for the white house is next. you're watching "early today." like, but if you really want to make an impact, vote. then, what matters to you and the people you care about will really count. you'll want to vote the more you know. here are some of the latest video from the northeast after the arrival of sandy. in rhode island residents will be out today assessing the damage done as powerful winds and waves destroyed homes and flooded others. streets have been washed out. trees toppled over and debris blocking roadways, but there were no casualties there. in milford, connecticut, it may take weeks to clean up the flood damage from sandy. the storm surge at high tide filled the streets and buildings with water and much of that city is still without power. in new jersey, the weather channel captured a storm surge from sandy as it came roaring through point pleasant beach. it flooded streets, homes and whole neighborhoods as well. and the wind blew shingles and gutters right off homes, sending the debris into the raging water. >>> ohio, indiana, mi
we'll show you how halloween mask sales have consistently picked the winner four elections in a row. >> nbc bay area news starts now. >> good evening. 60 million people across the east coast are prepare for high winds, high tides, drenching rains, and even flooding. all courtesy of mrn sandy. the powerful hurricane is expected to come ashore early tuesday morning. officials have already declared states of emergency in eight eastern states and washington, d.c. people who haven't already evacuated are packing up, boarding up, and getting energy supplies. forecasters say sandy will impact an 800 mile wide area from the carolinas up to maine. but they're not the only ones to feel sandy's impact. santiago sans us from the airport to show us how sandy could affect the airports here, as well. hello. >> hello. dealing with storms has been evolving over the last several years. airports and airlines have learned that preplanning and prestaging is something that's beneficial not only to passengers but to the industry, as well. now, airlines will be working with travelers. they're keeping an ey
for a loop. both campaigns sent scrambling just nine days before the election. our teams in place, we're tracking this monster storm and nightly news begins now. >>> good evening. the evening is howling and just over my shoulder the broiling chesapeake bay showing the power of hurricane sandy that's tracking towards us far off the coast. but it's landfall that has scientists using megastorm, a surprising link up between two massive storms, impacting up to 60 million people. you have to see what it looks like from space to really appreciate the size of the storm. it's simply a swirling right mass up and down across. people are heeding the urgent warnings especially in coastal regions. tonight people are under mandatory evacuation orders. new york city city and philadelphia are also preparing to shut down mass transit. our team is spread all along the mid-atlantic coast with the latest on the storm and its impact. we want to begin with the weather channel's jim cantore on the tip of lower manhattan. >> reporter: where i'm standing in about 24 hours, there's a very good chance i'll be st
the election day forecast. >> an important one. bill, thank you. >>> well, just 120 hours to go before election day. governor romney continues on the stump, while president obama campaigns in three states today while also keeping an eye on recovering from sandy. >>> plus, tea party favorite and former presidential candidate michele bachmann is fighting for her political life. details, next. you're watching "early today." >> announcer: brought to you by the makers of centrum men and women. have you taken the most complete multivitamin today? >>> well, the campaign clock is ticking, and with just about 120 hours to go until election day, the polls show the candidates are still neck and neck. nbc's tracie potts has all the details for us from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, reuters ipsos, one of the latest national polls out there, gives president obama just a one percentage point lead nationally. that is a tie as the president heads back out today to speak with voters. president obama's back on the campaign trail. polls show him up by six in iowa, two in wisconsin and two in
on tuesday's election. >>> get ready for a heat wave. christina loren will tell us where we can expect to see and feel record numbers. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> i'm jon kelley. we start this morning with breaking news out of san francisco. it has been nothing short of a nightmare commute for muni riders. trains back up and running in an half hour. all lines have been shutdown at west portal and embarcadero after reports of a body laying on the tracks. we have christie smith with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, and marla. this was a rough start to the morning commute. trains not running for three hours this morning. within the last 30 minutes, things turned around. about 160,000 commuters use the route each day and half were inconvenienced. emergency trucks lined market street this morning near the montgomery station and downstairs, muni metro riders were turned away. >> they said there was a medical emergency and take another route. >> reporter: what does that do to your morning? >> i have to take the bus. >> reporter
journal report." i'm maria bartiromo. the candidates your money and the election them power of the presidency. what obama or romney would mean to the markets and the economy. >>> then the bombshell accusations by a banker turned whistle-blower. my interview with greg smith about why he left one of the most prestigious financial firms in the world and the charges he makes. what was the last straw for you? >>> cooking up the formula for success for small businesses. the difference between the winners and losers. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. encouraging news about the economy. the gdp grew at a better than expected rate, up 2% for the third quarter. the gdp is the broadest overall measure of the size and strength of the u.s. economy. economists were expecting a growth rate of 1.8%. the number buoyed by an increase in consumer spending and stronger housing market. the air went out of stocks midweek. the dow fell 250 points on wednesday after poor earnings news and the marke
next at 6:00 with less than two weeks until the election the official polls are both mixed, but there's one very unofficial poll that you might be forgetting about. also coming up -- >> everybody's mouth drops when they come in here. >> from a dream to a small empire in our bay area proud exclusive one woman found a way to turn an unlikely interest into a bay area first. >>> just ten days to election day and both sides are trying to campaign around the hurricane on the east coast. nbc bay area brian mooar shows us. >> ten days new hampshire. >> reporter: in this tight presidential race even tiny new hampshire is a big prize. and as president obama stumped there republican challenger mitt romney was trying to nail down support in florida. >> we are going to win this, you know that. >> reporter: is going into the last full week of the presidential campaign both candidates are reaching out to undecided voters. >> i'm asking you to compare my plan with governor romney's. i want you to know what we're proposing, each of us and see which plan is better for your. >> four years ago then candi
election, shall we? critical issue remaining, the u.s. economy, the final jobs report before election day came out today. employers added 171,000 jobs to their payrolls in october, better than the experts expected. unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9% as people actively looked for work, not surprisingly with four days to go, both sides are actively spinning the numbers in their own direction, peter alexander from westchester, ohio, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you with a quick hat to kid rock strumming the guitar on the stage, both sides say the job numbers back up their case, both the president and mitt romney spending much of their day here in the state of ohio, how important is the buckeye state? so important that between the two of them they will be here five more times over the next three days. charging into the campaign's final weekend, each candidate tried to frame the latest unemployment reports to his advantage, as either a sign of economic progress. >> this morning, we learned that companies hired more people in october than at any time in the last eight mont
the making begin >> decision 2012, four days to go until election day and when you finally get to vote and when you finally get to stop seeing all the political ads and if you feel like you are tired of all of of it, take comfort that here in the bay area, we do not have it so bad. we are live in san francisco, with more. >> well, jessica, no doubt that there's no doubt that people are getting tired of all the political ads and this year, though, for the bay area, at least the amount of advertising is not as intense as it's been in the past. >> i'm tired of obama and mitt romney. >> that is why you are crying? oh. >> most people are not crying about it, but they are feel ago considerable amount of fatigue over the election season. >> we are starting to get the sense it's too much and we are starting to get tired of hearing about it. >> she is an official member of the broadcast arts at san francisco state university. not only can the shear number of ads wear people down but the tone is worse. >> the negative ads that turns me off, if i see one, i think i will vote for the other candida
because it's a battleground state and could help decide the presidential election, but now with sandy approaching we're right in the path of the storm. virginia is under a state of emergency as residents get set to hunker down. this morning virginia's governor is here to talk about the preparations for this massive storm. >>> new york's governor has declared a state of emergency as well here in new york. sandy is packing sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. this is what we know. this is the latest now. it's expected to hit somewhere along the delaware or new jersey coastline by early tuesday morning. this is a huge storm. in fact, it could bring tropical storm force winds across an 800-mile-wide stretch of the country from the east coast to the great lakes set to bring those strong winds, those torrential rains, even snow affecting up to 60 million people. we'll have live reports from all along the east coast in just a moment, lester. >>> and, jenna, then we will talk about battleground: virginia, one of the few states up for grabs. we'll examine why this once reliably republican str
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. >> the major issue in any election, can you count on the purpose you put into office fighting for you, with a clear set of convictions >> reporter: meanwhile, the romney campaign's national co-chair, john sununu, criticized them of using stereotypes. >> how lazy, detached he is. >> reporter: backing away from new comments on cnn's questioning why colin powell endorsed the president. >> when you take a look at colin powell is that an endorsement based on issues, or a slightly different reason for preferring president obama. >> what reason would that be? >> well, i think when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being president of the united states. i applaud colin for standing with him. >> reporter: sununu released a statement, calling colin a friend, but not apologizing. i don't doubt that it was based on anything but the support of the president's policies. and we reached out to the romney campaign for comment, but they offered nothing in addition to sununu's statement. >> all right, peter in ohio, thank you, this brings us to our political director and chief white
could see power outages lasting until election day. >> several months ago we had the largest -- third largest power outage in history but we got everything pretty much back on in seven days. we're not expecting that this time. >> reporter: virginia is already planning to extend its hours for absentee voting. those absentee votes could be critical. it's believed that 40% of this election will be decided befe election day. >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> now let's check back with bill karins who has the latest on this storm. bill, when is this supposed to make landfall? >> probably about 8:00 to 10:00 on the east coast, about 5:00 on the west coast. that's when dramatic picture of the high tide -- lit be dark. that's when the winds will be howling and everything else. the immense size of the storm, i don't want to focus just on the jersey and philadelphia. the size of the storm is incredible. this is when it was starting its life cycle down in jamaica when it killed all those poor people in haiti with the flash flooding. they're so prone to that. the immense side continued
in front of the story. >> reporter: one week before the election, polls are tied, but campaigning at a standstill. >> i'm not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on the families. >> reporter: tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> the stock markets are closed for the second straight day. scott mcgrew says officials at the two largest exchanges are working hard to make sure the shutdown does not extend to a third consecutive day. >> good morning. if the markets were closed tomorrow, that would be a problem. tomorrow is the last day of the month. the day the books are closed on stock contracts and portfolios. the nyse is running tests on the secondary system just in case the closure lasts through a third day. they will be able to make the trades they need to tomorrow. this really isn't a computer issue as much as a people issue. you can't get in or out of lower manhattan. streets closed and mass transit is shutdown. now the u.s. department of labor has updated us this morning saying it will release the october jobs numbers as schedul
. >>> when our broadcast continues, let's not forget this presidential election, mitt romney, back on the campaign trail in a key battleground state. but the big question tonight to a whole lot of people across a big area, will they be able to vote? >>> we're back, and as we mentioned we have got just six days to go until election day. the middle of a campaign also dealing with a crisis. while the president was here in new jersey today, governor romney had to get back out on the trail. he was campaigning in the critical battleground state, especially critical for him, of florida. peter alexander is with the romney campaign in jacksonville tonight. and peter, what is it like on the trail with this pre occupation going on? >> reporter: well brian, here tonight in the state of florida, it is all too familiar with the devastation. mitt romney tempered his criticism of president obama, not once mentioning president obama by name and in fact encouraged his supporters to give what they could. this of course, came a day after selecting supplies at a storm relief event, his campaign hosted
. yet they have not set a date for an election. and because of that, we have no other choice but to implement that offer. >> reporter: the spokesman says they've lost millions of dollars since 2008, largely because of more than 200 stores that have opened in northern california that now sell groceries. many of them like walmart are nonunion and don't have to pay the operating costs they do. this woman has been shopping at her neighborhood store for 22 years. >> these are nice people. it's like a family. >> if she sees striking workers sunday morning, she'll shop somewhere else, at least until the dispute is settled. >> if there is a strike on sunday morning, all of the knob hill stores here in the bay area will remain open. they plan to bring in nonon onworkers to fill those shifts. reporting live in los gatos, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> thanks, marianne. >>> switching to the forecast now, the slow moving halloween storm brought with it some impressive rainfall totals. we have more changes on the way. jeff ranieri is in the nbc bay area weather center with more. >>
than 100 hours away from election day. there will be a rally here in virginia beach, he was joined by the man who is trying to unseat president obama, who tonight is campaigning out west. bounding down the steps of air force one in wisconsin, president obama today tried to make up for lost time with swing voters, returning to the campaign trail, adopting an inclusive tone. >> when disaster strikes, we see america at its best, there are no democrats or republicans during a storm, they are just fellow americans. >> reporter: launching a frantic five-day battleground tour, mr. obama hammered his opponent as a candidate who can't be trusted. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up all these same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: charging into virginia, mitt romney, who Ñi softened his attack during the wake of superstorm sandy, had more to say. he re-focused squarely on his rival >> if president obama is reelected, you will see high levels of unemployment continue and stalled wage growth, if any at all. >> reporter: and mr. rom
their final appearances in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get started, there is a bit of a tradition we like to do to welcome you folks. jeff, please. >> and erica hill. >> that has a nice ring to it. i'm not going to lie. >> when you heard the -- your heart beats. >> it's true, that music. someone asked me what are you most liking forward to in that first day? i said one of the thin
. this storm is already having an effect on the obama and romney campaigns. just ten days until the election. it could have a big effect on early voting in several swing states and already both campaigns have cancelled or rescheduled events to get out of the way of the storm. we've got both campaigns covered. we want to begin with kristen welker who's traveling with the pret in new hampshire. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. president obama is facing a big challenge. he's got to juggle campaigning in the final days with managing a potentially devastating storm. now this hurricane has already impacted his schedule to some extent. he was able to make a stop here in new hampshire. this is a small state that carries a lot of significance. president obama trying to get ahead of hurricane sandy which could diminish his campaign schedule this week. today he visited new hampshire, a state with only four electoral votes, but with the race deadlocked, the president can't afford to leave anything to chance. >> ten days, new hampshire! ten days. >> reporter: the president didn't
. but before he left the briefing room, he was asked about the election, here is what he said. >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families and the impact on first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation. the election will take care of itself. >> reporter: while the president did cancel all of his campaign events today, mitt romney did have a couple, although he cancelled some tonight. and while in ohio, he tried to walk the line between asking for compassion, but still playing a little campaign politics. here is what he said. >> i know the people of the atlantic coast are counting on ohio and the rest of our states. but i also think the people of the entire nation are counting on ohio. because my guess is, my guess is that if ohio votes me in as president i'll be the next president of the united states. thank you. >> here is what we do know, brian, both mitt romney and barack obama are not doing any campaign events at all tomorrow. and wednesday's schedule is still on the bubble. we'l
tampering, some salon on mail-in ballots have had trouble making it to election officials. instead, they somehow ended up in the gutter. jodi hernandez sis live in vallejo with a couple who found tampered ballots, not once, but twice? >> that couple walk their grandson to school through this neighborhood a couple of times a week, but what they came upon last week and the week before has left them very troubled. ballots, like this one, wet and crumpled up sitting in this gutter just inches from a storm drain. >> you could see where they tore it out of the bottom. >> reporter: it's a discovery that has bernice and waddle outraged. for the second time this month the couple found remnants of mail-in remnants tossed in the gutter near their vallejo home. >> in the street? no. this shouldn't be. >> two weeks ago, while out for a walk the couple found three soggy ballots in the gutter. then last week in the very same spot, they discovered a voter's envelope with a ballot missing. >> i'm appalled. i'm appalled because i don't care whether it's a republican, democrat or independent or whate
that people were evacuated, and you dispute what he said. >> i'm extraordinarily disappointed in elected officials who decide to tell people to directly contravene an order from the governor. that's going to cost people significantly. >> i can tell you, said on a number of occasions, both in the electronic media and print media that residents should heed the clarion call and get out of the city. that's what we said. we said it repeatedly and consistently. >> what lessons were learned from sandy? >> well, again, you can never be too prepared, and the other side of that coin is no matter how prepared you are, you're always going to get thrown a curveball. so the best thing that you can do is to stay prayerful, stay diligent, and try to do better than you did this time the next time. >> and long-term challenges? >> to rebuild this boardwalk and other parts of the city and make it bigger and better than it was before. >> and, savannah, what's amazing is all of those scenes of streets under water, well, 24 hours later, there's almost no flooding here. the waters have receded, and the clean-up
to presidential politics, give you a look at the state of the race today with the election four days away. a snapshot of the national poll shows the race about as close as you can get. this is a contest that will be decided in battleground states. >> wisconsin, marquette university law school poll shows the president with a wide lead there, 51-43%, but a dead heat in florida, according to a cbs news, "the new york times" quinnipiac poll. and in ohio, mitt romney trails the president by about five points. >> how is all of this playing in the battleground this morning. headline in the miami herald, groups brace for show down. some worried about possible recounts, sending lawyers to their states. >> some other papers, denver post said obama ryan visits last in fight for colorado. strategists say the struggle isn't for undecided, it is to make sure registered voters actually get out and get to the polls. >> and the wisconsin sentinel says obama, romney make change, key issues on the stump. and new jobs report to consider. chuck todd, nbc's political director and chief white house corresponden
, the presidential election is less than 140 hours away. sandy could end up being the major factor in choosing our next president. >>> plus years of medical research at one of the nation's top colleges destroyed by sandy. much more ahead this morning on "early today." >>> welcome back. election day is now less than 140 hours away, but right now for millions of sandy's victims, the next two days will hold a lot of uncertainty. a new poll shows the president up by five points in ohio. that's unchanged from two weeks ago. in florida, just a single point separates the two wand dats. the president had a nine-point lead in september. it's a similar story in virginia where mitt romney closed the president's lead to within two points. nbc's tracie potts has the latest from washington. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. less than a week away from this campaign and governor romney is now cautiously venturing back onto the campaign trail. president obama still really tied up with dealing with the storm. so the campaign is back on sort of. we've got paul ryan who is back out in wisconsin
to work. >>> decision 2012. the election just five days away. and there's concerns about possible ballot tampering in the bay area. some ballots ended up in the gutter. a vallejo couple said they found three soggy ballots three weeks ago. and they said they discovered an envelope with the ballot missing in the same spot. they are worried more ballots could have been tossed. >> i'm appalled. i don't care if it's republican or democrat or independent or whatever it is. these people voted. they're americans and they voted. and they have a right to vote. and their vote has to be counted. >> ballots and envelopes that we receive in our office, are usually in pristine shape. there's usually never evidence of trampering. this is extreme. >> election officials say they will do all they can to reach the voters tied to the particular ballots. you should know tampering with a ballot is a federal offense. >>> prop 30 is one of the hottest propositions on the ballot. it's to raise tax money for schools. a new poll finds 48% are in favor of the tax initiative. 38% oppose. 14% undecided. that is key. p
city council. >> if you have done good things in the community as an elected, and you're proud to run on your record, then that's really what it's all about for somebody who is asking for another term. >> reporter: but herera has come under fire by police and other unions for her support of pension and other fiscal reforms. >> i supported it. it was the sixth vote. i took that stand. that's why they're angry at me. i'm sorry that they're angry at me, but i have to do what is right for whole city. >> reporter: the police union says herera has ignored the rise in crime in evergreen. >> i'm running for san jose city council. if you could vote for me november 6th, i greatly appreciate it. >> reporter: which is why the police union and the powerful labor movement have poured tens of thousands of dollars into jimmy wynn's campaign. >> there are a lot of things that i'm not happy about. so that maybe me want to get involved, instead of just talking about it. >> reporter: wynn is an attorney, and this is his first run at elected office. wynn also partly blames the rise in crime on herera's le
. it's the first weather-related shutdown in more than 25 years. in the meantime, the election is just one week away. polling places might have to be moved, and absentee voting deadlines might be pushed back because of the superstorm. today president obama went to the red cross headquarters in washington, d.c. to reassure storm victims that fema and other agencies are helping as quickly as possible. and as you see here, mitt romney was in ohio, collecting cans for food for people in -- cans of food, excuse me, for people in new jersey. tomorrow the president will join republican governor chris christie for a tour of damage in new jersey. "nightly news" will continue our coverage at 5:30, in about 25 minutes from now. brian williams goes in-depth. then in prime time tonight at 10:00, a special broadcast on sandy's impact. >>> streets in downtown san francisco are back open right now after a suspicious package was found in the financial district, prompting police to bring out the bomb squad. a suitcase was found dangling from a tree near market street and the embarcadero this morning. ne
that any letup and they'll lose ohio and lose the election. live from washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. raj? >> steve, thank you. here in california now, a new field poll is out on prop 34 which would end the death penalty. the poll finds that 45% of likely voters support stopping executions. 38% oppose the idea. 17% are undecided. the poll also finds that support for prop 34 is increasing, up four points since last month. and the voters are increasingly swayed by the costs of maintaining death row and all the court appeals that go with it. nbc by area's susan shaw will have a look at both sides of prop 34 in our 6:00 newscast. >>> and on election night, we have extensive local coverage on air and on line. nbcbayarea.com. we will be streaming results, interviews, and analysis on our website and our mobile application. just go to the app store for apple and android devices and search nbc bay area. >>> it could be a game changer for school leaders everywhere, a principal facing jail time after one of her teachers is charged with sexual abusing a student. marianne favro is l
, with four days to go in the crucial election, remains, the economy. the final jobs report before election day is out. employers added 171,000 jobs in october, numbers better than expected with an unemployment rate of 7.9%, both sides are spinning the numbers to their advantage. president obama saying it means the country is heading in the right direction. challenger mitt romney says it is 9 million jobs short of what the president promised. and analysts say they're both right. >> there is no question we've come out of the spring lull where the economy nearly stalled out. and we have apushed further fro that, that is the good news, the bad news is it is still low. >>> and fortunes may rest in ohio, where they will spend days before the election. >>> and a group of bay area residents upset over postal programs, set up a video to catch the criminal. here is nbc bay area jodie hernandez. >> basically, they drive around the neighborhood, they're very quick, in and out. >> reporter: you're looking at evidence gathered as part of operation mail trap. a neighborhood organized sting, set on captur
sister that has chosen to have an elective double mastectomy to be preventative. >> i'm toni's first cousin. i was diagnosed with breast cancer in july of 2004. >> one family, two generations, seven women. their lives forever changed by breast cancer. carla's mother lena the first to lose her battle to the disease 32 years ago. >> the hardest moment was when i found out that i had it. and i was wondering why. because of losing my mother when i was 7. >> there have been three positive diagnoses in this family. >> my eldest sister has already had a double mastectomy and a breast reconstruction. she and my mom went in on the same day. >> reporter: earlier this year, another devastating diagnosis. triple negative breast cancer found in toni's mom connie. >> it grows very quickly. this is a particular type of cancer which in young african-american women is often lethal. >> reporter: it's why carla fears for her 16-year-old daughter epiphany. >> reporter: i'm very worried for my daughter. >> i see them as survivors. so if they can do it, i can do it, too. >> i don't want my nephews or niec
. the presidential election just eight days away, president obama began his day in florida but with the weather deteriorating in washington, d.c., he rushed back to the white house. he cancelled his appearance in orlando and has just now cancelled an event for tomorrow scheduled for green bay, wisconsin and governor romney has also cancelled some of his events. we'll have more on the impact on the presidential race. >> we have correspondents stationed all up and down the east coast. let's start with al roker. >> reporter: if you look back at this beech there's usually on a beautiful sunny day from these dunes out to the water's edge about 150 feet as you can see. that is gone. and it is enencroacroaching on dunes. sandy is threatening these dunes and the winds are picking up. sandy has 85 mile-per-hour winds. it is moving north-northwest at 20 miles per hour. so it's picked up forward speed. and at this at any rate it will be reaching the new jersey shore line sometime within the early evening hours to mid to late evening hours here along the shore line. once that happens as you can see on the
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in san francisco, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >>> decision 2012, the election is now just 11 days away. but some votes are already being counted here in california. they were in martinez as they started opening absentee ballots. today is the first day that can be done. officials will start counting the votes beginning next week. it's estimated more than 1 million californians have already cast a ballot. contra costa county expects to get about 250,000 absentee ballots. >>> we've been told for years if it's the right thing to do to donate blood. what if it puts your own health at risk. a peninsula man says he has a life-threatening infection and mounting medical bills after donating his blood to the stanford blood center. the university contends it's nearly impossible to get his type of infection from a blood donation. here's nbc bay area marianne. >> reporter: christopher bowie donated blood to stanford blood center for more than 20 years giving six times a year, the maximum you are allowed. but he says after donating four years ago, he developed a serious infection. his symptoms start
. >>> and making your voice heard. what you need to know to make sure your ballot gets counted come election day. >>> and the day started off with a lot of fog, but we're still seeing a pretty warm afternoon inland. numbers close to 80 again in livermore. but we're seeing some changes as we head towards the middle part of the week that could impact both the championship parade and perhaps your halloween evening plans. i'll have a look at that and your seven-day forecast when we come right back. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> take a look. a special arrival at sfo just about an hour ago. everyone on the ground said that was pablo sandoval, popping out of the united airlines charter flight from detroit to san francisco as the world series champions arrived j
swing states, including virginia and ohio. no u.s. presidential election has ever been delayed or canceled in our nation's history, but congress has the authority to do so. there's also been concern that the storm could delay friday's real esta release of october's unemployment numbers. the last before the presidential election. >>> two nato service members were killed in the helmand province. officials say the victims were shot by a man wearing an afghan police uniform. >>> a deadly school bus accident in northern kentucky monday afternoon. two preschoolers were killed when their bus overturned and slammed into a tree. four other children were taken to local hospitals. the bus driver escaped unharmed. the cause of the crash is under investigation. >>> a new study out today in the lancett journal says while mammograms provide a life-saving diagnostic tool in the fight against breast cancer, they also cause doctors to treat some women unnecessarily. a british panel found that for every life saved, three women are overdiagnosed, treated for a cancer that would never have threaten
all 2 1/2 pounds of the pellets that tested positive for cocaine. >>> one week until the election day, and mud is flying in san jose with accusations of dirty politics in the district council race. nguyen supporters say they caught on video, herrera husband, seen here, dumping nguyen's campaign signs in a trash can. but herrera's husband says that's not how it happened. he said the signs were posted on his front line. and he was attacked when he tried to get rid of them. >> i was knocked down. you know, i was walking around this corner. and somebody hit me in my shoulder and i went down. >> mr. whale en became verbally offensive. >> he was actually threatened. he told him he had a knife. >>> should you be concerned if you're parents? an important federal law is being overlooked by some bay area schools. what has been uncovered about title ix in some schools. >> reporter: when we hear title ix, we think of sports for women. it protects students from sexual harassment, by requiring schools to set policies and having a system in place for victims to file a complaint. they're supposed to
to go. a special focus on the battleground states where this election will be won. the final push has president obama and governor romney fire storming seven critical states across the country in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. is argument -- >> unemployment is falling. manufacturing is coming back. >> the passion. this is an election about big things. about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground. all important ohio. can romney win the white house without it? we'll ask the state republican governor, john casic. wisconsin governor scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john. analysis on what will tip the scales in this tight presidential race. from the round table, from msnbc, rachel maddow, new york times columnist david brooks, washington post columnist, former ceo of hewlett packard, carly. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good morning on this sun
in the state of new jersey and with the election just five days away, new polls are showing that the president and governor romney remain locked in a tight race. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning. >> good morning, matt. schedules mean everything, the president back on the trail now, five dies go. the four of the next five days, he will be in the state of ohio and his very last rally will be in des moines, iowa, where the first lady will join him. fresh off his visit to the storm-ravaged new jersey shore, president obama returns to the campaign trail today. on wednesday, the president's focus, though, was all sandy, spending four hours surveying hurricane damage with new jersey's republican governor, chris christie. with less than a week to go until the election, the two leaders were an unlikely combination. practically inseparable, comforting victims in shelters and on the storm-ravaged streets. later at a press conference, the president and governor, the gop's convention keynote speaker earlier this year, went out of their way to p
ahead at 11:00, just five days until the election and new jersey's governor takes some heat for his praise of president obama. how chris christie is responding to those critics. >>> the tesla electric car gets its first major honor from a magazine. we'll take a look coming up in business news. >>> now to decision 2012, back on the campaign trail, president obama visits wisconsin, nevada and colorado today. governor romney spending all day in virginia with a toned-down message after the storm. we get the latest now this morning from nbc's tracie potts in washington. >> reporter: president obama is back on the campaign trail today. new nbc polls show him ahead by six in iowa. but this week, he focused on new jersey. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape or bureaucracy. >> reporter: touring storm damage with republican rival governor chris christie. >> can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state. some folks will criticize me for complimenting him. i speak the truth. >> reporter: analysts say the president is picking up political points. >>
getting it, you're wondering when is our turn. the election has taken a back seat to this whole thing for most people. there's a little girl, she was in the back of her car and her mom had the radio on and it was all politics and she couldn't stand it, this 4-year-old was screaming uncle. watch her. >> uncle, uncle! i'm tired of obama and mitt romney. >> what's why you're crying? oh, it will be over soon, abby, okay? >> the election will be over soon, okay? >> okay. >> she called it bronco bama. >> she's an independent. i feel like she does. >> apparently they were listening to npr at the time and the people went to her house and apologized with a t-shirt. they said they were sorry. and there's another picture of her like with her t-shirt. >> well, there's good news if you do have power, you can watch a horror flick because that can lead to weight loss. so if you're trying to find something to do that's positive at home. >> get this. if you're sitting watching a horror movie, it is the equivalent of the calories you would burn if you walked for half an hour. >> and one of them is the
to the white house ten days before the election. >>> and family and friend are opening but that the nanny accused of stabbing to death two children. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant . >>> we're learning more about that nanny in new york city accused of killing two children with ties to the bay area. friends and family of 50-year-old yoselyn ortega say she's been having financial and emotional problems but still don't know why she attack the children. the mother of the children found her 3-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter stabbed to death in the family's manhattan apartment on thursday. police say ortega was lying nearby with self-inflicted stab wounds. the krim family previously lived in san francisco for seven years. the children's father is a yahoo exe
's been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doing the jobs that people elected us to do. >> reporter: the loss estimated to be in the billions. in seaside heights on the jersey shore, the boardwalk has been ripped apart. the amusement park there before and after the storm. the roller coaster now in the atlantic ocean. further inland, evacuations continue. >> water is rushing in. water is going by, and you don't know what to do. >> reporter: up north in new york, travel remains chaotic. train and subway service are suspended, and it may be days before they fully resume. while kennedy and newark airport as reopened, la guardia remains shut down. >> runways are flooded, and there are no flights leaving or arriving. how much damage was done to the navigation equipment and lighting around them, we don't know yet. >> reporter: new york mayor michael bloomberg says sandy was a storm of, quote, historic intensity. [ closing bell ] bloomberg says the recovery process is under way. he rang the opening bell at the new york stock exchange after it and much of new york's financial di
. >> done good things if you're elected and proud to run on your record, that's all about for somebody asking for another term. >> reporter: a victory for jimmy nguyen means interests will battle away from the mayor. but both say they are not beholden to anyone. >> i have voted against the chamber before and voted against labor. i've been independent. my allegiance is to the people of the city. >> if an issue comes up and i feel this is the right thing to do, that's the way i'll vote regardless of who brings it up or who's against it. >> reporter: voters in evergreen will decide on november 6th. the candidates did have a debate sponsored by the league of women voters, you can google it to find out more about the candidates, we're live in everygreen community, i'm damian trujillo. >>> now for the presidential race, the campaign schedules are already being affected by the super storm barreling towards the east coast. early voting could be disrupted by this weather. but today mitt romney took a break from his ohio marathon and went to -- a romney administration will reach across the aisle
responsibilities. ensuring sandy's readiness and fighting for his re-election. >> make shurg we have the best response to a big messy system. >> we will have to take a look. >> with several swing states in the path the storm is having an impact on some early voting. the key to success for both campaigns. maryland's governor suspending early voting in the state tomorrow and both campaigns today announcing they have halted fund-raising e-mails. in rural ohio mitt romney joining his running mate after cansling stops in virginia. >> i know right now some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm about to hit the coast and our thoughts and prayers are with the people who will find themselves in harm's way. >> both campaigns are touting a stream of newspaper endorsements, including the des moines register that is supporting mr. romney. the first time the iowa paper has backed a republican in 40 years. >> again, that was peter alexander reporting. all right. we are back after the break with some of the best moments from game four in detroit because we can't get enough. before that, we
. >> exactly. so here's some videos, a lot of kids are, i guess, they've had it with this election day thing. sometimes kids need to remind us to take care of business. students at harlem's democracy prep school sang a song. let's listen. ♪ ♪ vote for obama ♪ or vote for romney ♪ it's your civic duty so vote for somebody ♪ ♪ it's called democracy ♪ it's your reminder ♪ vote for obama ♪ or vote for romney ♪ it's your civic duty ♪ vote for somebody . >> cute, adorable. since we're on a musical theme and this is all the highlight of our show. no one will forget. this is so good you have to close your eyes. this is the kind you have to feel. close your eyes. close them tight. i'm going to close mine too. this is one you have to feel. it gets in your system. >> not really. it's like a virus. >> no, it's not. here's a song that i chose specifically because it had a little funk in it, a little rap. and here we go. let's do it. ♪ that's live. ♪ looking out on the morning rain i used to feel so inspire ed ♪ >> that's our emma jo. ♪ i had to face another day ♪ lord it m
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